HBO Sets Westworld, Divorce, Insecure Premiere Dates

Marisa Roffman
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Westworld will premiere Sunday, October 2 at 9/8c on HBO, the network announced during its Television Critics Association executive session.

The series–which is based off the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name–follows a futuristic amusement park where humans can explore their every desire...that is partially populated by animatronic humans.

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton,  Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson,  Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes,  Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr..

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“Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know?” executive producer Jonathan Nolan said in a statement

 “We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in – through the eyes of the ‘hosts’: the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park," executive producer Lisa Joy added. "It’s a meditation on consciousness – the blessing and the burden of it – beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast.”

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HBO will launch its new comedies, Divorce (starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church) and Insecure (starring/created by Issa Rae) on Sunday, October 9 at 10 and 10:30/9 and 9:30c respectively.

In Divorce, Frances (Parker) and Robert (Church) are struggling with the fallout of their marriage falling apart. The series also stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

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Insecure follows Issa (Rae) as she struggles to figure out what she wants out of life, love, work, and "touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience." The series also stars Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce.